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Brooklyn in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Venice High School Bell

 
 
Venice High School Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 25, 2021
1. Venice High School Bell Marker
Inscription.  At the regular meeting on July 3, 1916 a resolution was adopted to build a new high school on Broadway and 7th Street. The school bell was originally situated in the school tower. The class of 1960, raised funds to purchase bricks to build the columns holding the bell. The bell was relocated to the side of the high school on 7th Street.

At the regular Board meeting on September 18, 2008 a resolution was adopted to place the bell next to the building on 300 South Forth Street. A ceremony was held on April 19, 2009 to dedicate this bell.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 19, 2009.
 
Location. 38° 39.692′ N, 90° 10.094′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and North 2nd Street (Illinois Route 3), on the left when traveling south on 4th Street. Marker is in front of Venice Elementary School. The address is Venice but the marker is technically in Brooklyn. Touch for map.
Venice High School Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 25, 2021
2. Venice High School Bell Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 4th St, Lovejoy IL 62059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freedom Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street of America ran right through Venice (approx. 0.6 miles away); Le Grange de Terre (Big Mound) (approx. 1.6 miles away in Missouri); Mounds Heritage Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away in Missouri); The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri (approx. 1.6 miles away in Missouri); Biddle Street Trailhead (approx. 2 miles away in Missouri); Fr. Edward S. Filipiak Park (approx. 2.1 miles away in Missouri); AMDG Shrine of St. Joseph (approx. 2.2 miles away in Missouri).
 
Regarding Venice High School Bell. Venice High School closed after the 2004-2005 school year, and was demolished in late 2007.
 
Venice High School Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 25, 2021
3. Venice High School Bell Marker
Marker and bell are in front of Venice Elementary School, at the north end of Brooklyn, IL.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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